Pakistan

Global Scan

'The Hong Kong we are living in today is not the Hong Kong we knew'

The British handed Hong Kong to China 17 years ago today. And the anniversary meant many thousands of residents made their annual protest claiming the country has gone downhill ever since. Meanwhile, a lawmaker claims Pakistan is not convicting any rapists. And the US makes a step toward eliminating its land mines ... in 20 years. All that in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

A Pakistani cartoonist tries to keep up his craft in the face of rising restrictions

It's tough being a political cartoonist in Pakistan. In some schools of Islam, the artistic portrayal of people and animals is perceived as sacrilegious and Pakistan's extremist politics is spawning a new wave of restrictions on the production of visual arts. Sabir Nazar is a Pakistani cartoonist who is trying to reclaim the power of images and restore the role of cartoons as a way to convey messages across cultural and linguistic divides.

Global Politics

Disarray within the Taliban

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban is believed to have died last week in a US drone strike. And another Pakistani Taliban leader may also have been killed this past weekend. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author Nicholas Schmidle.

Global Politics

Economic impact of terrorism

Pakistan's stock market ended 7 percent lower on the week as cautious investors sold amid continued militant attacks across the country. The World's Katy Clark looks at the economic impact of the fight against terrorism in Pakistan.

Conflict & Justice

Cricket scandal hits Pakistan

The governing body of international cricket is pressuring Pakistan to address the allegations that fixing by players is endemic in its matches. British police are investigating Pakistan's humiliating test defeat against England at Lord's.